Every deer hunter dreams of taking down a buck with a freak rack that makes you take a pause when you see it for the first time.
Scottie Morris of Rougemont, North Carolina encountered a buck that met that description on October 5th of this year. It’s not often in a hunter’s career that a deer like this walks out in the front of him or her. However, Morris was there to answer the call and placed a perfect shot that dropped the huge buck in short order.
“I got in there at 5:30,” Morris said in an interview. “As soon as I got my camera set up, two does broke out across the field running to the corn pile. I thought, ‘This might be good; they might be moving early.'”
An hour later, a giant buck walked out on the same path the does took. It walked within 15 yards of Morris’ blind. At that point, he tried to turn on his camera to catch the whole thing on tape, but the buck saw him. Without hesitation, Morris then grabbed his bow, aimed, and fired.
“So, he froze,” Morris said. “He was locked in — had his legs about half-bent like he was fixing to go. I said, ‘Forget the camera, I’ve got to shoot.’ I pulled my arm back and grabbed my bow. I pulled it to the left of the window, so he couldn’t see me draw it. Then, I just eased over and shot.”
Measuring out to a 165⅜ Pope and Young score, the buck has three brow tines!
Congratulations! What an incredible deer.